Being mindful means bringing your complete attention into ‘the moment’. Being more present within your environment, thoughts and feelings without judgement and without trying to change too much. Just acknowledge it and accept those thoughts and feelings. It is said that practising mindfulness has many benefits including, increased empathy and […]
In June 2016, I reluctantly made the decision to start taking medication for my OCD. I’ve openly discussed it with my mental health related posts, but I haven’t actually talked about the reasons why I left it for so long. For today’s post, I’m going to talk a little more […]
Anorexia Nervosa is possibly one of the hardest eating disorders to not only live with but also to understand. On the surface, it appears as a diet gone too far. The truth is it’s far more sinister than a run-of-the-mill restrictive diet.
Everyone will undoubtedly have to help someone who is struggling at one point in their life, whether that be from a serious illness, mental or physical, or even someone who is simply going through a hard time in a stage of their life. However, sometimes it can be seriously difficult […]
It’s okay to put yourself first sometimes. You can’t give when you’re running on empty, and people can’t expect you to do so. Take time for you. Let yourself rest. And more than anything, don’t let anyone make you feel guilty about it.
In this modern day world, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed. We are available to everyone at the simple touch of a button on social media. Which means, we are effectively never switching off and taking care of our own needs. It’s easy to take on too much […]
There’s no denying that healthy eating as a student can be tough. You have limited money, limited cupboard/fridge space, a shared kitchen – and you might not have the most comprehensive cookery skills just yet. But, as I mentioned in a previous post, eating healthily is one of the most […]
I don’t need to tell you that Uni can be tough – late nights, deadlines, home sickness… It can all leave you feeling exhausted, anxious and totally stressed out. So it’s really important to make the extra effort to look after yourself. But you don’t need an expensive spa weekend […]
Period, a word that makes both men and women shudder. For YEARS I have been completely bewildered by the taboo subjects of periods. Women bleed every single month for roughly around 40 years. That’s a big old chunk of time, so why are we struggling to speak openly about periods? […]
If you are like me, countless doctors and people that have told you this year and years past that you need to drink more water. And sometimes it’s easy to get on a great streak of drinking it. It’s then that I see what all the talk is about… What […]
Vulnerability has been coming up in every single area of my life recently. No matter where I am, people are talking about being vulnerable. It’s made me really have to stop and reconsider the power of vulnerability. I used to think that vulnerability was a weakness I never wanted to […]
Today I’m sharing a post that I wrote earlier this year on my 27th birthday. It’s one of my favourite posts that I’ve written in my last year of blogging – I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. It’s a list of 27 things […]
I am guilty of spending to much time procrastinating, especially scrolling through social media. One search leads to another and before you know it an hour has passed by and you have realised you’ve barely said two words to those around you. Recently I have found ways to switch off […]
Mental Illness, Depression, Anxiety, Bi-Polar, PTSD, the list goes on to the terms used to distinguish those who suffer with mental illness. Mental Illness is a word you tend to hear a lot about now more than ever as those who suffer are no longer hiding in the shadows but […]
Positivity is underrated, having a positive attitude can really shape your outlook of what is around you and it can have a massive impact on people that are close to you even without you realising that. Some people are naturally positive, while others seem to always see the glass half-empty. […]
Cervical screening. It’s a five minute test that could potentially save your life. Research by Public Health England (PHE) has found that 90% of women would be likely to take a test that prevents cancer. Despite this, 1 in 4 women in the UK fail to attend their appointment. The […]
I’m not a teacher, nor have I ever had the desire to become one. Even the thought of one day being a lecturer at a local university sends my stomach into flips. It’s not that I hate the idea of teaching, it’s all the responsibility that comes with it. This is especially true in regards to the responsibility surrounding mental health.
What is your favorite part about Halloween? Is it the candy? Or the costumes? What about the pumpkin carving? What the case, this is a holiday with something for everyone really! I always manage to have fun no matter what our plans are. But I have a chronic illness. Yes, […]
I’m not going to lie, this week has been a ridiculously hard one. It’s been a “kick you in the crotch, spit on your neck fantastic” kind of week- to quote Rachel Green. In all honesty, there’s been a number of times that I wanted to quit, just give up […]
Here’s TheAlphaApps, one of our Everyday Role Models, with another great motivational video